Stories about Lil and Louis Armstrong from Patricia Hruby Powell and live music by the Traditional Jazz Orchestra. Dancing encouraged!
Author Patricia Hruby Powell tells stories and reads selections from her newest book, Struttin’ With Some Barbecue: Lil Hardin Armstrong Becomes the First Lady of Jazz, and shows photos and illustrations from the book, interspersed with music played live by the Traditional Jazz Orchestra—tunes by Lil Hardin Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton and others.
Jane Addams Book Shop will be on site selling Powell's books and Powell will sign them after the performance.
Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B